7 Ways Women Infuriate Men -- and How to Avoid It!

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When you're dating someone, you're bound to piss him off. In turn, he's bound to piss YOU off! Unless you're dating yourself (which would indicate severe problems), it happens and it's okay.

Sometimes, though, it's unavoidable. Sometimes you can stop making your man mad pretty easily ... if you just avoid a few basic triggers.

1) You text him all. The. Time. Sure, it's nice to be in constant contact with the love of your life, but let the dude be. If he's working? LET HIM WORK. If it's guys' night? LET HIM PLAY. Unless you're on fire, give him his space.

2) You nag him. A lot. Sure, we all know the socks he carelessly leaves on the floor are annoying -- no question. But the solution is NOT to remind him of it all the livelong day. Explain that you would really prefer it if he managed to pick up after himself, thankyouverymuch. Then let it go.

3) You NEED him a little too much. In other words, you're needy. You can certainly make decisions that you bounce off him first, but you shouldn't need to run every little thing by him all day every day.

4) You mother him. Yeah, he could use a better belt, and sure, he should bother combing his hair, but he's an adult -- let him make those calls for himself. Resist the urge to go all Mother Hen on him.

5) You're clingy. Dudes hate clingy chicks, so don't be That Girl -- y'know, the one who shows up every day at his office to "surprise him," spends all her cellphone minutes talking to his voicemail, and interrogating him when he's out of her sight for a few hours. Back off!

6) You overreact. Sure, it happens to us all. We hear something coming out of our guy's mouth that really makes us angry and we flip out. That's something WE can control -- and should! Otherwise, we're going to drive him insane. And NOT in a good way.

7) You don't give him enough attention. I know, I know, I'm sending mixed signals. But guys do like attention from their ladies, so make sure you give it to him. Not the stalky type of attention, though, or you're going to make him feel smothered.

What other things do women do that piss guys off?


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Dan Shrum

wow ground breaking! seriously? why do you bother posting sometimes? pfft

the4m... the4mutts

Disagree whole heartedly with all but the last 2.

My S.O. prefers being mothered, much needed, and even nagged. If I didn't do those things, he would assume that I didn't care about him. Its a matter of finding a person that suits you, not avoiding certain actions because some stereotype says that men don't like these things.

nonmember avatar blh

We wouldn't have to nag if you did what we asked the first time, thankyouverymuch. And this isn't the case with all guys but I. Had to act like my exes mother bc he acted like a child. A very stupid child.

fleur... fleurdelys3110

Agree with the4mutts. I do all of these (except the last 2..usually) with my boyfriend. He likes knowing that I need him, that I like to take care of him, and that I like talking to him.

britn... britneykaren

My boyfriend gets pissed when I brush off his compliments and then fish for more, I can't help myself!!

Terri Rose

I'm so glad to be single and happy and not have to worry that everything I do/say or don't do/say is going to be too much/too little just to please a guy for whom I have to tip toe on eggs because I'm afraid to "piss him off". I'm also glad the women who posted here found men they can just be themselves around. Maybe the writer of this article just needs to find a guy who isn't so darned picky! I've dated a few like she's described and the action I took was to get rid of them asap and not alter who I am and who I'm happy to be just to please a a man who gets pissed off. Seriously, if I have to remind a grown man to pick up dirty socks, I'm simply not going to do it. I'm going to DTMFA. 

Tami Hunter

Dear GOD ladies! Is this VERSUS the MILLION ways THEY piss US off? I'm sorry but I do not and I WILL not kiss a mans ass. This article simply smacks of desperation. Yes, let's not make the poor widdle man mad. Oh BROTHER! So you piss him off. If his ego is THAT destroyed, let him take a hike!

Tami Hunter

Yes ladies! Never piss your man off or he'll go find "it" elsewhere! Be a good woman and keep your mouth shut. You know your place! Stay in it! GOOD GRIEF!

Jesic... Jesica0912

@Tami Hunter. I'm sorry but you confused me. Do you want us to speak our minds or stay in our *place*. I speak my mind to my DH weather he likes it or not. Just as he speaks his mind to me. Relationships are give and take, no matter how you look at it.

pupuk... pupukeawahine

I was the oldest growing up, and my husband way his mom's last--she loved him to pieces & mama'd him--just like I do now to my him & son.  It works for us, and other things work for other people.

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